Vision Quest

Sponsors

Every year, we strive to share the latest breakthroughs in vision science directly with our supporters through our Vision Quest educational programming. In 2018, Vision Quest will take a variety of formats, from smaller lunch & learn sessions to larger symposiums, hosted in regions across Canada.

Please click the different drop-downs below to view location specific details.

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If you are interested in Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Dr. Mary Sunderland at msunderland@ffb.ca or 1.800.461.3331 x238.

Toronto Lunch & Learn for Age-Related Vision Loss

DATE AND TIME
Date: Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Tickets: $30

LOCATION
Toronto Reference Library
Rooms: Epic Hall and Prologue
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
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Click below to register or call 1.800.461.3331 and reserve your spot today! Registration closes at 8:30 am EST on Monday, November 12, 2018. 

EVENT DETAILS

The FFB’s educational series will come to Toronto with a Lunch & Learn focused on sight-saving research and emerging treatments for Age-Related Vision Loss and diseases including Glaucoma, Age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and MORE!

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE SYMPOSIUM:
– Lunch is on us – a free and healthy personal boxed lunch for everyone.
– Attendees will make new connections and get support from other people in the community who “know what you’re going through”.
– Exhibitors will be showcasing the latest technologies and low-vision aids as well as community services for the visually impaired.

Victoria Lunch & Learn for Vision Loss

DATE AND TIME
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Tickets: $30

LOCATION
University of Victoria
Cadboro Commons, Queenswood/Arbutus room
3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 4X2
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EVENT DETAILS

The FFB’s educational series will come to Victoria with a Conference focused on cutting-edge vision treatments, stem-cell research and gene therapies.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE SYMPOSIUM:
– Guest speaker Dr. Mary Sunderland will share vision research updates and discuss emerging treatments.
– Lunch is on us – a free and healthy personal boxed lunch for everyone.
– Attendees will make new connections and get support from other people in the community who “know what you’re going through”.
– Exhibitors will be showcasing the latest technologies and low-vision aids as well as community services for the visually impaired.

Edmonton Lunch & Learn for Age-Related Vision Loss

DATE AND TIME
Friday, October 12, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Tickets: FREE – Thanks to a sponsorship from Alberta Retina Consultants

LOCATION
Royal Alexandra Hospital, Robbins Learning Centre Theatre & Lobby
10240 Kingsway NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3V9
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Registration for this event is now closed. 

The FFB’s educational series will come to Edmonton with a Lunch & Learn focused on sight-saving research and emerging treatments for Age-Related Vision Loss and diseases including glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and MORE!

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE SYMPOSIUM:
– A free and healthy personalized boxed lunch will be generously provided for everyone by Alberta Retina Consultants.
Dr. Matt Tennant and Dr. Riz Somani will deliver presentations on emerging therapies for age-related vision loss.
– Attendees will make new connections and get support from other people in the community who “know what you’re going through”.
– Exhibitors will be showcasing the latest technologies and low-vision aids as well as community services for the visually impaired.

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Edmonton Inherited Retinal Disease Symposium

DATE AND TIME
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lunch will be served at 12:00 pm
Tickets: $30

LOCATION
Royal Alexandra Hospital, Robbins Learning Centre Theatre & Lobby
10240 Kingsway NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3V9
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Registration for this event is now closed. 

EVENT DETAILS

The FFB’s educational series will come to Edmonton with a Symposium focused on cutting-edge vision treatments and sight-saving research for people living with inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) including retinitis pigmentosa (RP), Usher syndrome, Stargardt disease, choroideremia, juvenile retinoschisis, Leber congenital amaurosis and more!

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE SYMPOSIUM:
– Lunch is on us – a free and healthy artisanal boxed lunch for everyone.
– Dr. Ian MacDonald will speak about the past and future of gene therapies in Canada.
– A panel discussion on the path from discovery to new treatments as well as sessions on top tech tips, coping with vision loss and independent living skills.
–  You’ll make new connections and get support from other people in the community who “know what you’re going through”.
– Exhibitors will be showcasing the latest technologies and low-vision aids as well as community services for the visually impaired.

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Toronto Inherited Retinal Disease Symposium

DATE AND TIME
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tickets: $50
Breakfast & lunch will be served.

FEATURED SPEAKERS
Dr. Elise Heon
Dr. Johane Robitaille,
and Dr. Ian MacDonald, will deliver presentations
on emerging therapies for retinal diseases and
share insights into their vision research.

LOCATION
Toronto Reference Library
Rooms: Epic Hall, Prologue, and Novella
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
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Registration for this event is now closed. 

EVENT DETAILS

The FFB’s educational series will come to Toronto with a Symposium focused on cutting-edge vision treatments and sight-saving research for people living with inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) including retinitis pigmentosa (RP), Usher syndrome, Stargardt disease, choroideremia, juvenile retinoschisis, Leber congenital amaurosis and more!

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE SYMPOSIUM:
– Complimentary continental breakfast (coffee, tea, muffins, croissants, danishes etc.)
– Dr. Elise HeonDr. Johane Robitaille, and Dr. Ian MacDonald, will speak about emerging therapies for retinal diseases and share insights into their vision research.
– Attendees will make new connections and get support from other people in the community who “know what you’re going through”.
– Exhibitors will be showcasing the latest technologies and low-vision aids as well as community services for the visually impaired.
– Lunch is on us – a free and healthy artisanal boxed lunch for everyone.